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Mar 28, 2011 6:30pm PDT
, the united states of america has played a unique role as an anchor of global security and as an advocate for human freedom. mindful of the risks and costs of military action, we are naturally reluctant to use force to solve the world's many challenges. but when our interests and values are at stake, we have a responsibility to act. that's what's happened in libya over the course of these last six weeks. libya sits directly between tunisia and egypt. two nations that inspired the world when their people rose up to take control of their own destiny. for more than four decades, the libyan people have been ruled by a tyrant, moammar qaddafi. he has denied his people freedom. exploited their wealth. murdered opponents at home and abroad and terrorized innocent people around the world. including americans who were killed by libyan agents. last month qaddafi's grip of fear appeared to give way to the promise of freedom. and cities and towns across the country, libyans took to the streets to claim their basic human rights. as one libyan said, for the first time we finally have hope that
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Mar 6, 2011 10:00am PST
from taking hold in their communities. >> we're not terrorist suspects. we are america's brightest prospects. >>> plus, author mary karr on battling alcoholism and depression, and finding a haven in the roman catholic church. >>> welcome. i'm kim lawton, sitting in for bob abernethy. thank you for joining us. international humanitarian groups raced to help refugees fleeing the violence and chaos in libya this week. more than 200,000 people have arrived at the borders between libya and tunisia and egypt. the international red cross and red crescent societies are leading efforts to provide food, water, and sanitation, as well as medical help for the wounded. islamic relief has deployed teams of doctors and aid workers. and libya's small christian community sought help for people who have taken refuge in churches and church-run facilities. >>> religious and political leaders around the world condemned the assassination of shahbaz bhatti, the only christian to serve in pakistan's cabinet. bhatti was shot to death in his car. a roman catholic, he was pakistan's minister of minorities. b
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Mar 28, 2011 10:00pm PDT
great cars. and you'll find in the people at toyota, all across america. chevron. we may have more in common than you think. and by bnsf railway. and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: the libyan rebels' drive to oust moammar qaddafi reached the outskirts of his hometown and tribal base today. fighting erupted outside the city of sirte, home to 100,000 people. it's a key stronghold guarding the approaches to tripoli, 225 miles away. the rebels had already rolled up a series of eastern cities in a lightning advance over the weekend, behind a curtain of coalition air strikes. we have a report from outside sirte from lindsey hilsum of independent television news. >> reporter: they're fighting just east of sirte, colonel qaddafi's birth place. the rebels who s
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Mar 20, 2011 8:30am PDT
america. princeton professor, author, and political analyst melissa harris-lacewell. i'm maria hinojosa, this is one on one. melissa harris-lacewell, it's so good to have you on the show! >> it is incredibly wonderful to be here. >> hinojosa: so your book, barbershops, bibles, bet, is kind of a very important book in terms of understanding african- american political thought and formation in this country, but you have said that you have moved on from that book. >> ( laughing ) yeah. >> hinojosa: that you love what you did there, but that you kind of have moved to a place where you're looking at things now more from the perspective of an african-american feminist. so who are audience in... you know, you don't hear a lot of talk on mainstream television about african-american feminism and feminists. >> no. you know, it's so interesting to hear people respond to that first book, 2004. you know, i started that book as a dissertation, right? it was sort of a set of a set of explorations, of ideas-- me trying to figure out a lot of how i thought the world worked in terms of race and politics-
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Mar 24, 2011 10:00pm PDT
pride builds great cars. and you'll find in the people at toyota, all across america. >> auto companies make huge profits. >> last year, chevron made a lot of money. >> where does it go? >> every penny and more went into bringing energy to the world. >> the economy is tough right now, everywhere. >> we pumped $21 million into local economies, into small businesses, communities, equipment, materials. >> that money could make a big difference to a lot of people. >and by the bill and menda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: the international campaign of air strikes extended deep into libya today. french warplanes claimed a kill in the no-fly zone. they also raided far south of tripoli to disrupt the flow of mercenaries to the government side. elsewhere, rebels reported gains in the em
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Mar 13, 2011 10:00am PDT
this america that i know, that's standing with me here, this america that i love. >> reporter: the leaders announced a new interfaith initiative called shoulder to shoulder which they said would promote tolerance and fight anti-muslim bigotry. congressman king said he thought the hearin gerated a produive and wor while conversation. he plans to move ahead with other hearings on the topic in the future. joining me now is the associate professor of religion in the media, syracuse university, author of "beyond tolerance, searching for interfaith understanding in america." there was an extraordinary conversation around religion this week. what do you think it says about this particular moment in the american religious landscape? >> well, it's really an extraordinary moment, and somewhat ironic, too, given that the dominant imags omusls are people fighting for freedom and human right in north africa at this point. in terms of the united states, it says there's a lingering suspicion of muslims as a community. it also says, given the pushback against the hearing, there are a great many pe
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Mar 25, 2011 9:00pm PDT
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Mar 27, 2011 12:30pm PDT
, but now his objective is that america ought to leave and have the war on going. he wants to give up -- it is process over bad policy. you just heard him say in that at the exit strategy is executed this week. >> what is the exit strategy? >> the u.s. has special capability that will still be at us and that war. >> there are two parts to this, the easy part, the no-fly zone, and the other part, continuing to protect the civilian population, which apparently we have. >>9 gaddafi tries to test the n- fly zone. one fighter shot down by a french fighter, that is the end of that. >> well, the reason that we do is that after six days of negotiation, in which the u.s., through the secretary of state, desperately tried to get nato and others to take over, she did not succeed. that is why she at that awkward a statement tuesday night, saying "we are negotiating, drawing up our plans tornado to take over." the thing is, if we give that up, which obama is desperate to do, that is what he means by it exit strategy, and then, airstrikes -- who do you attack? is it only a tank in place -- tank in
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Mar 15, 2011 5:30pm PDT
cars. and you'll find in the people at toyota, all across america. pacific life. and by bnsf railway. and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: japan suffered two major blows today, as a desperate effort continued to head off a nuclear crisis on the heels of a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami. a new explosion rocked a shut- down reactor at a plant that lost its cooling system in friday's disaster. and the u.n. nuclear agency warned a second reactor was failing as well. thousands of people had already been ordered out of a 12-mile exclusion zone around the plant. today, another 140,000 people living 12 to 20 miles away were told to stay indoors, and officials imposed a no-fly zone around the site. we have a series of reports from independent television news, beginning
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Mar 1, 2011 5:30pm PST
pride builds great cars. and you'll find in the people at toyota, all across america. pacific life and by bnsf railway. and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: more and more refugees crowded libya's borders with tunisia and egypt today. the u.n. estimated that 140,000 people-- most of them foreigners-- have fled the violence inside libya. and tunisian guards at a main crossing point fired into the air at times today, as they strained to maintain order. we have a report on the tunisian border from alex thomson of independent television news. >> reporter: desperate to get into tunisia and for some the wait is too much. manhandled over the frontier walls into the hands of the medics. on the wall they kick them, they hit them, but still plenty get through. which tunisia
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Mar 3, 2011 6:30pm PST
mediation by a team from latin america, europe, and the middle east. some reports say gaddafi have it -- has accepted the plan. but the opposition has rejected any talks with the embattled leader. benghazi is relatively quiet. but many here believe real peace is impossible while gaddafi is still in power. >> german foreign missed not -- minister guido westerwelle spoke out firmly against any military intervention in libya. he says such a move could be counterproductive.e. but westerwelle promised to provide humanitarian aid, in particular, the deployment of planes and ships to help with the evacuation of thousands of egyptians currently stranded on the border region between libya and tunisia. the egyptians for one of the biggest migrant communities in libya. but since the unrest began, tens of thousands have tried to flee the country. the united nations is warning of a humanitarian catastrophe. earlr, i spoke with our correspondent and asked how secure benghazi is that the weather had been any renewed fighting there. >> no, not in benghazi. everything is happening about two hundred ki
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Feb 28, 2011 11:00pm PST
in europe or asia or latin america. >> rose: there's another idea of the 21st century called american decline. >> uh-huh. >> rose: and joe snooi rises to say "not so fast." >> that's true. americans go through cycles of declinism every ten or 20 years. after sputnik the russians were ten feet tall. >> rose: and the japanese were ten feet tall. >> now the chinese are ten feet tall after the recession of 2008. we usually outgrow this. but the reason it's important is when you misunderstand what power relations are really like it can do two things. you can make us too fearful and it can make other countries like the chinese have hubris which makes them push in a ways which unproductive and get into trouble. >> rose: but you argue they've overextended themselves and their overconfidence about their relationship with the united states and they've made a lot of... >> rose: that's true. i was in beijing in both december and january talking with chinese friends and there is widespread view among many not just the people's liberation army and that the united states is in decline. i th
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Mar 29, 2011 11:00pm PDT
just a hollywood storyline, it is happening every day all across america, every time a storefront opens, or the midnight oil is is burn and when someone chase as dream, not just a dollar, they are small business owners, so if you want to root for a real hero, support small business, shop small. >> additional funding provided by these funders. >> and by bloomberg a provider of multimedia news an information services worldwide. >> captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> good evening, i am al hunt of bloomberg news, filling in for charlie whose who is on assignment in jakarta, indonesia. >> president obama addressed the nation monday evening to defend the libya, the assault on libya. >> libya at this particular moment, we were faced with the prospect of violence on a horrific scale. we had a unique ability to stop that violence, an international mandate for action, a broad coalition prepared to join us, the support of arab countries and a plea for help from the libyan people themselves. we also have the ability to stop q
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Mar 2, 2011 11:00pm PST
be at the beginning of some change in the way america looks at labor unions? >> i think that that change is taking place. >> charlie: that's question number one and it's unions number two. >> it's a difficult issue. on the one had the public and the polls show this are sympathetic to the rights of workers to organize and win for themselves a middle class life-style. but because of the dysfunctions of the negotiating between politicians and public employees, the public employees haven't been able to win themselves the wages they deserve but they've gotten these bloated healthcare and pension benefits and when the public looks at that, they say why are they getting that. >> charlie: so what's the answer to that. >> the answer is to bring those pension plans and healthcare more in line with the rest of the public. >> charlie: so you tell firemen and cops you're not going to get the pension plan that you expected? >> yes. you change the deal. especially you change it for new workers coming in. you make pensions more like the 401k's like the rest of us get. but you cannot forget, if we
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Mar 10, 2011 5:30pm PST
television. >> lehrer: then, we look at today's house hearings on terrorism and islamic radicals in america. margaret warner talks with congressmen keith ellison and michael mccaul. >> woodruff: "frontline's" martin smith has an exclusive interview with brian manning, father of accused wikileaks source private bradley manning on his son's imprisonment. >> his clothing is being taken away from-- he's being humiliated by having to stand at attention in front of people-- male, or female, as far as i know, you know, that are fully clothed. >> lehrer: and republican congresswoman kay granger discusses cuts in foreign aid. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> you can't manufacture pride, but pride builds great cars. and you'll find in the people at toyota, all across america. >> oil companies make huge profits. >> st year, chevron made a lot of money. >> where does it go? >> every penny and more went into bringing energy to the world. >> the economy is tough right now, everywhere. >> we pumped $21 million into local econo
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Mar 29, 2011 10:00pm PDT
america. pacific life. bnsf railway. and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: the rebel drive across northern libya turned into a panicked pullback today. moammar qaddafi's forces laid down a barrage of heavy weapons fire on the approaches to sirte, qaddafi's home town. the outgunned rebels were forced to flee the way they'd come. we have a report from lindsey hilsum of independent television news at the front lines. >> reporter: the rebels were gathering when the bad news started to come back down the road. just after dawn, those approaching sirte had been attacked by armed civilians loyal to colonel qaddafi. >> they started to shoot at us from houses and trees. it was an ambush. they were qaddafi's and mercenaries from africa. they had tanks and rockets with heavy g
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Mar 3, 2011 9:00pm PST
>> every day in america, nearly 7,000 people die. and when it happens suddenly, it's assumed there will be an investigation, like in "csi." >> you seeing what i'm seeing, sid? >> but the reality is very different. >> i myself have worked with a single light dangling over my autopsy table. >> death investigators are struggling. >> we've had to hire a refrigerated truck to store bodies and body parts, because we just don't have enough room in our refrigerator. >> in some states, the person who determines how someone died is an elected official. >> bergman: you've been elected how many times? >> ten. >> bergman: you're a politician. >> oh, don't call me a politician.píiÑo >> in some places, there are few qualifications... '> yes, sir, that's correct. >> ...and there is no national regulation. >> one pathologist had been arrested for drunk driving on his way to work. he was giving crazy answers about how he thought people died. >> tonight... >> bergman: the body was found over there? >> ...frontline correspondant lowell bergman reports with propublica
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Mar 8, 2011 5:30pm PST
fertility rate in latin america. it's a distinction it would like to shed. we'll take a look at how. >> brown: judy woodruff examines what a cap on debit card fees would mean for consumers, banks, and retailers. >> ifill: and david brooks explores our inner lives in his new book, "the social animal." >> we're really good at talking about material things. really bad at talking about emotions, really good at stuff we can count. really bad at the deeper stuff that actually drives behavior. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> oil companies have changed my country. >> oil companies can make a difference. >> we have the chance to build the economy. >> create jobs, keep people healthy, and improve schools. >> and our communities. >> in angola chevron helps train engineers, teachers and farmers, launch child's programs. it's not just good business. >> i'm hopeful about my country's future. >> it's my country's future. >> you can't manufacture pride, but pride builds great cars. and you'll find in the people at toyota,
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Mar 23, 2011 6:30pm PDT
for our cause. in asia, africa, in america, and in europe, the people are on our side. those who were against us form a minority. it is hard to tell of these are just slogans, or if the libyan dictator has found renewed strength. international coalition claims successes and wants to destroy military installations in tripoli and rebels celebrating in been gauzy, little is known about who is now in control of which areas. the rebel national council has sometimes drop out of sight. experts like the italian libya observer are speculating who will eventually take over power from gaddafi. some names are being mentioned. even lesser-known ones. at first, weexpected further defections by government officials and libyan ambassadors, but the wave of defections suddenly stopped. what could this mean? and many seem to be biding their time rebels meanwhile seem to be fully in control. on tuesday, gaddafi's forces were attacking. dozens of people are reported killed, and here, too, alice are launching air strikes on troops loyal to a tripoli. one future scenario is a libya divided into east an
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Mar 23, 2011 11:00pm PDT
top. but this isn't just a hollywood storyline. it's happening every day, all across america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is burned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, support small business. shop small. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> charlie: we continue our series of conversations about the mission in afghanistan. president obama has set this team to hand over securities for the national forces. speaking yesterday afghan president karzai outlined the first phase of that transfer. he named seven areas where afghan forces will assume primary respsibility this summer. their growing concern that the army and government may not be ready. a new report published today by the century foundation says the conflict has reached a stalemate, and that the only solution is a negotiated political settlement. it is called afghanistan negotiated peace. joining me now the two chairing ambassador lakhdar brahimi and ambas
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Mar 23, 2011 10:00pm PDT
shouldn't be committing... utilizing force unless there was imminent threat to america. i think he was wrong in 2007. i think he was right when he stepped in for humanitarian purposes to stop slaughtering benghazi. however the process i'm talking about is before you do that you sit with the members of congress you consult with the representatives. here it seems like you stepped forward working with the international community, working with the u.n., working with the arab league before congress ever got involved. that will make it harder for folks on both sides of the aisle to be comfortable where we're at even if it is the right thing. >> lehrer: senator hart, the big overview aside for a moment, we now... this operation is now under way. how would you state the desired outcome from this military operation? however it goes with other countries finally getting involved or whatever, what do you think should be the point of this? >> well, first of all, it is important that other countries got involved. as one who's argued for a long time that the united states should not be the only cop o
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Mar 22, 2011 10:00pm PDT
. and you'll find it in the people at toyota, all across america. pacific life. and by bnsf railway. and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: moammar qaddafi showed no sign of backing down today, even as u.s. and british submarines fired another 20 cruise missiles at targets in libya. he appeed for the firstime since the coalition attacks began on turdy. earler taks and troops local to qaddafi blasted a town near the tunisian border and the city of misrata east of tripoli. the u.s. task force commander, admiral samuel locklear, said the coalition was "considering all options" on how to respond. we have a series of reports from independent television news, beginning with john ray in tripoli. >> reporter: coalition air strikes are hitting home. the evidence showed forth
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Mar 27, 2011 8:30am PDT
across south america. since then, he's continued to take us on unexpected journeys on the big screen and on the stage-- playwright and academy award nominated screenwriter jose rivera. i'm maria hinojosa, this is one on one. jose rivera, you are an award-winning playwright, but people probably know you most because of the fact that you're the screenwriter for the motorcycle diaries, and let's, yes, say you were nominated for an oscar for that. pretty extraordinary. but when you think about the fact that you took on writing about che guevara for your first screenplay that was made into a movie... >> mm-hmm? >> hinojosa: ...people were like, "che guevara?" >> i know. >> hinojosa: "i'm not gointo uch it." >> i know, it's huge. it's huge. >> hinojosa: huge. >> yeah. i mean, part of the process that i went through writing it was to put the legend aside, you know? you know, because obviously, i wasn't there when he took that trip, and i had to find a way into the film. like, what is it that i will contribute to this movie? and you know, through discussions with the director, we decided, yo
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Mar 24, 2011 9:00pm PDT
girls to north america. >> so the next step for her is to find those kind of girls for me. >> narrator: newspaper ads are often used by recruiters. some women understand they're code for sex work, but a good percentage are fooled by the traffickers. >> ( translated ): 70% of the girls know exactly where they're going and what they're going for. 20% of them agree to be exotic dancers, but often don't expect what else might happen to them. and the remaining 10% are totally unaware-- in other words, they are brought there under false pretenses. >> narrator: once moved out of moldova, ukraine, and the other major source countries, the women's trafficking odyssey begins. for katia, it's now been five weeks in captivity, and all communication with her traffickers has gone dead. trafficking victims often disappear without a trace. what little we know about what katia may be enduring is pieced together from those who manage to escape. today, 23-year-old tania is seeing her family for the first time since she was trafficked to the underground brothels of turkey. >> ( translated ): before this,
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Mar 21, 2011 5:30pm PDT
america's strongest statement yet. our concern in the immediate term has been with the violence. this should be channeled into a political dialogue. where is the united states in all of this? salae is an ally, isn't he? >> i think for our policy on yemen has been terrorism and security and al qaeda in a arabian peninsula to the exclusion of almost everything else. despite what people in the administration say we've been focused on terrorism. we've not been focused on the challenges such as unemployment, government abuses, corruption. i think these are the things that will bring down the state. al qaeda is our problem. it's not yemen's biggest problem. i think we need to not have a dialogue that we support the government and will provide them military and security assistance at the expense of the people. everyone sees that we're supporting the regime at the expense of the people. >> suarez: does instability in yemen also threaten a sort of open playground for the very forces that the united states has been worried about in that part of the arabian peninsula? >> absolutely. i thin
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Mar 24, 2011 11:00pm PDT
hollywood storyline. it's happening every day, all across america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is burned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, support small business. shop small. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: we go back to the middle east this evening. unrest has been sweeping across north africa and the middle east since december. it has toppled regimes in tunisia and egypt. in libya, allied forces are launching air strikes after the u.n. security council voted to impose a no-fly zone last week. and in places like syria, yemen, bahrain, and jordan, protests continue. joining me now is the foreign minister of morocco, taieb fassi-fihri, he was in washington on wednesday to meet with secretary of state hillary clinton. his government has weathered the current storm better than many of its neighbors and i'm sure there's a reason for that. i'm pleased to have the foreign minister at this table for the v
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Mar 30, 2011 10:00pm PDT
and then they don't want to do something about helping remove him. this is a decision america has to make. plus libyans, libyans are saying we need your help, we want you to help us remove this ogre and it's up to you now. how long it takes, i don't know. >> lehrer: how do you feel about it? >> well, the world has watched qaddafi and his marinery and town a shame to watch the continued slaughter of innocent civilians but i think arming them could be a disaster in the making. you have a standing resolution, resolution 1970 called for an arms embargo of libya, called for an explicit effort to not have a region that's already awash with arms. and let's remember, the arms in libya, much of it, was supplied by american arms dealers. but to now arm the other side could lead civilians in even greater harm's way. so we are all very much in solidarity with the people of libya, especially after we've seen this spring arise in tunisia, in egypt. but arming the opposition, it's moved them from being pro-democracy forces to being rebels, to now being fighters to even being child soldiers. and
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Mar 2, 2011 6:30pm PST
, russia, and asia. much of the rest is produced in north and latin america. saudi arabia is the only oil- producing country which could increase its output in the short term. serious political unrest there would likely create huge turmoil on global oil markets. >> oil remained the dominant factor weighing on european markets this wednesday. in frankfurt, germany's blue- chip index closed 0.5% lower. the eurostoxx 50 down as well. the dow industrials are up at 12,104. the euro is trading for $1.3855. good news for portugal. investors remained faithful to the highly indebted country. newly issued securities were met by solid demand today. the portuguese government was satisfied. during a meeting in berlin, the portuguese prime minister reiterated that his country would not need help from abroad. merkle endorsed portuguese austerity measures. european heads of state will meet in march to discuss measures that will guarantee the stability of the euro. more than a year after igniting the tablet computing craze, apple has unveiled the second version of the ipad, with a surprise appearance by s
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Mar 25, 2011 8:30pm PDT
. we're firing missiles into the compound of gaddafi, in tripoli. so what is going on is america is conducting its own air war and basically the objective is e to destroy, degrade, damage and demoralize the libyan army to the point where it turns around and gets rid of ddafi. we're not going to put troops on the ground, but if this doesn't work, john, i think president obama has a real problem because his problem is this -- he didn't get the authorization from congress. he got it from the security council but not from the american congress. and right now a lot of people are bailing on him, john. >> he can't declare war without the -- without the congress. he cannot -- he has no power to declare war. >> libya did not attack us, and it did 249 threaten us. in that case he has no power to go to war until authorized by congress or declared by congress. >> let's hear the law. the war powers act was a revolved by congress that nen 73. 37 years ago. after u.s. involvement ended in vietnam. the ability calls on the president to notify congress when u.s. troops are in combat situations and t
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Feb 28, 2011 10:00pm PST
everybody into the health insurance pool. i think it's a concept that is much needed in america. i think it's something that we have to move forward on. but the president has said from the outset if they're good ideas, republican or democratic, bring them to the table. this is one he thinks let's accelerate and put it in place from the outset. >> woodruff: secretary sebelius, does this come because the law is under siege? it is being... there are 28 states, i believe, that have sued to exempt themselves from the law. polls show that a significant number of americans don't like the law. is this an attempt by the president to respond to all that? >> i think, judy, what it is is that the president has listened to governors. this has never been the federal takeover of health care as has been reported inaccurately over and over again. it always has been a state- driven program. what we had governors tell us in the beginning is we have ideas which we would like to put in place even more quickly. why should we wait until 017. can we come to the table and tell you what we think would work
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Mar 9, 2011 5:30pm PST
, all across america. and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
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Mar 30, 2011 11:00pm PDT
happening every day, all across america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is burned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, support small business. shop small. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> simon: i'm bob simon of cbs news, filling in for charlie rose who is on assignment in asia. tonight, the spiral of unrest in the middle east now points to syria. today, president bashar al-assad gave a much-awaited speech, his first after bloody protests and the resignation of his cabinet. many were expecting assad to lift the country's emergency law which has been in place since 1963. instead, he acknowledged the need for reform but offered no concrete concessions. >> ( translated ): now we have to ask what kind of reform do we need to achieve and we have to avoid making the whole reform process subject to the current crisis in order not to.... >> simon: he also blamed the country's turmoil on a broad foreign conspiracy. >> ( tran
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Mar 3, 2011 11:00pm PST
was a good friend of america in terms of presidents including jimmy carter. right before they overthrew him. >> absolutely. he was the friend of every president from f.d.r. to jimmy carter. he had closer ties with some like eisenhower and nixon. he was a modernizing authoritarian weak vacillating. >> rose: so even at the height of his power he was weak and vacillating. it wasn't just here in the end when he was sic as well as when he was faced a three that he couldn't comprehend? >> well, that's the complication of his character. no mosaddegh era he is exactly that weak and vacillating character we see in '78. when he feels empowered, as he does in 1974, he has no problem making decisions. it's the kind of authoritarian personality, weak and vacillating when they feel weak and overriding and bullish when they feel strong. the shah had exactly these two aspects of his personality he could sit as he literally did behind the table and order the country to become a one-party system and to the absolute dread of the u.s. he increased the price of oil, he began a nuclear program that
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Mar 2, 2011 10:00pm PST
die if america and nato enter libya. >> woodruff: plus we look at military options for the u.s. and others, including establishing a no-fly zone over the north african nation. >> warner: marcia coyle gives us the latest from the supreme court, including today's 8-1 ruling upholding the free speech rights of protesters at military funerals. >> woodruff: spencer michels reports on the controversy surrounding dozens of no fishing zones off the coast of california. >> california is establishing dozens of protected areas in the ocean, but the problem is there aren't enough game wardens to enforce the rules. >> warner: and jeffrey brown talks to libyan-born u.s. poet khaled mattawa about life in libya under qaddafi and today's uprising. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." mar fuing r the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy productive life. and with the ongoing support of th
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Mar 18, 2011 5:30pm PDT
hotel. "britain and america have let us all down once again," they chant. these demonstrators knew exactly where to come. they've invaded the hotel in which all the foreign journalists were staying. listen, a whole bunch of demonstrators have just invaded a hotel where foreign journalists... >> guys... guys... please, guys! they saw us on tv, because this was broadcast live. >> reporter: so they came to the hotel that fast? >> they live here! this is the neighborhood! oh, come on now! don't do that to me! >> reporter: tripoli's pro- qaddafi mobs, who've continued today to play to the foreign press gallery, can read between the lines of the u.n. resolution. the stated objective is to stop bloodshed, but the unstated objective is pretty clear-- regime change. >> suarez: and now a view from benghazi. al jazeera reported late today that qaddafi's forces continued advancing to towns 30 miles from the city. earlier, hari sreenivasan talked by skype with james foley of the international web site global post, who was at a restaurant in benghazi. >> sreenivasan: james what the cell blation
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Mar 21, 2011 11:00pm PDT
happening every day, all across america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is burned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, support small business. shop small. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: we begin with an update on the crisis in libya with richard engel of nbc news. first this, speaking at a joint press conferce in chile, president obama defended the air strikes. >> i think it's very easy to square our military actions and our stated policies. our military action is in support of an international mandate from the security council that specifically focuses on the humanitarian threat posed by colonel qaddafi to his people. i also have stated that it is u.s. policy that qaddafi needs to go go. and we've got a wide range of tools in our military efforts to support that policy. we were very rapid in initiating unilateral sanctions and then helping to mobilize international sanctions against the qaddafi regime.
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Mar 28, 2011 11:00pm PDT
just a hollywood storyline. it's happening every day, all across america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is burned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, support small business. shop small. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: this is singapore's white house. except it's not a residence, it's a place for meetings. i have come here to meet lee kuan yew. he's the founder of modern singapore and a man much admired for making his city a prosperous country and an economic power. although some criticize his methods, he has no regrets for the choices he made to build singapore. i've interviewed him three times. he is 88 now and walks carefully. his beloved wife of 63 years, too, died last year. his son is the prime minister. the sharpness that made singapore is very much present. i've come here, like so many others, to talk about the world today, about america and china, about the middle east and asia and about sin
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Mar 13, 2011 8:30am PDT
our energy comes from. >> hinojosa: so when you look out into america, let's-- because you do a lot of international work, and we're going to get into that in a second-- but what do you see? because i always feel like it's constant contradiction, you know? on the one hand, a sense of younger women feeling empowered-- being able to talk about their vaginas, et cetera-- on the other hand, it feels like, you know, very crude; that somehow women who are, you know, more sexually "out there" are using it in a way that maybe is not the... what do you see when you look out? >> you know, i know this is a general way of seeing it, but-- and the word is still not the best word-- but patriarchy is still alive, you know? we're still living within a patriarchal structure. >> hinojosa: so define "patriarchy" for our viewers. >> to me, patriarchy is really the notion that there is a father... kind of omnipotent father state, and the mechanisms of that are kind of occupation domination. i think it means that values that are not necessarily attributable to a man or a woman but maybe called feminine--
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Mar 25, 2011 11:00pm PDT
isn't just a hollywood storyline. it's happening every day, all across america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is burned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, support small business. shop small. additional funding provided by these funders: captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. . >> rose: matt stone and trey parker are here. in 1997 they created the television show south park about four foul mouth fourth graders. it is was an immediate hit. since its debut the show has attract both controversy and praise for take on comedic targets ranging from scientology to paris hilton. now stone and parker have written and directed their first broadway musical it is called the book of more monday. they call it their atheist love letter to religion. i'm pleased to have both of them back at this table. welcome. >> thank you. >> thanks for having us again. >> rose: my pleasure. march 24th is sort of officially -- >> it's crazy
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Mar 11, 2011 5:30pm PST
south america. newshour correspondent spencer michels reports from san francisco. >> repter: civil defense sirens blared across hawaii, 3,800 miles from japan, as the warnings came hours before the first waves hit. >> we have water and stuff at home already. we just need gas. charging up our phones and everything. better be safe than sorry. we just pray for the best, though, hope everything works out for everyone. >> reporter: most heeded the appeals to move away from coastal areas, escaping seven- foot waves that swamped beaches. as the day wore on, there was some flooding, but only minor damage and no injuries. it all came just a year after the chilean earthquake triggered similar alerts. >> i think that, because of the last tsunami situation that hawaii had, that we have some practice. so i really felt like people knew what to do. everyone had a very good response, i think, just because they've had practice and they realize how important it is. >> reporter: several hours later, the waves, moving 500 miles an hour, struck north america. in another stroke of good fortune, the surg
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Mar 16, 2011 5:30pm PDT
north america. >> reporter: scientist sean solomon hopes to write the next chapter at the planet closest to the sun-- mercury. >> so were finishing our family notebook by going to mercury. mercury is going to tell us about how the smallest and in many ways the most extreme of the siblings of earth that was born and has evolved. >> reporter: solomon is the principal investigator for nasa's messenger spacecraft. the first spacecraft designed to enter the orbit mercury. if all goes well, it will see the planet as never before, measure its weak atmosphere and magnetic field. once volcanically active, mercury is the densest planet. a place where a day lasts two years. the temperature range is 1,100 degrees. designing a spacecraft to withstand this extreme environment has been a huge challenge. eric finnegan is messenger's chief engineer at the applied physics laboratory in maryland. the heat shield is made of several layers of ceramic fabric and mylar. it is thin, but amazingly protective. on the sunny side, temperatures will reach 650 degrees fahrenheit. on this side would be what? >
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Mar 29, 2011 6:30pm PDT
international support. >> where is america? where is great britain? they should help us. they should be giving us weapons or stopping gaddafi forces from advancing on us. >> they say they will not be sending in ground forces. germany is especially opposed to the idea. foreign minister has offered humanitarian help. >> delegatesagreed that gaddafi has to go but what should happen to him if he leaves power? italy has proposed exile while france, the u.s., and britain want to see him put before the international criminal court. the british hosts of the conference, however, have been stressing points of unity. >> the participants have affirmed the importance of full and swift implementation of the security council resolutions and our strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity, and national unity of libya. we will be pursuing additional sanctions on individuals and entities associated with the regime. >> delegates say the ongoing airstrikes against the gaddafi regime are just a first at which must be followed by political process. they have agreed to set up an
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